Halloween and its Christian Roots

Halloween and its Christian Roots

For a lot of people, Halloween has become synonymous with sweets, costumes, scary stuff, witches, ghosts and pumpkins. But do you know the Christian connection to the holiday? The true origins of Halloween lie with the ancient Celtic tribes who lived in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. For the Celts, 1November marked the beginning of […]

2012 Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture

2012 Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture

Organised by the Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Durban in association with the Denis Hurley Centre Trust. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a groundbreaking event for the Catholic Church (1962 – 1965). Archbishop Hurley regarded the Council as “the most exciting experience of my […]

Road to Mangaung: What Hope do we have?

Road to Mangaung: What Hope do we have?

Soon all roads will lead to the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung.Is there any meaningful expectation of radical policy changes that will result in improving the quality of life of the poor who are fast increasing by the day? What are the implications of the outcome of the conference on our democracy? Diakonia Council of […]

About the Year of Faith

About the Year of Faith

Opening the Door of Faith Produced by the Liturgy Commission 1. What is the Year of Faith? At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to dedicate themselves to deepening their understanding of a particular aspect of the faith. In 1967, Pope Paul VI announced a Year of Faith […]